Lenzel, Josef

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Name
Lenzel, Josef Gender: M
Josef August Max Lenzel
born on 21 April 1890 at 10:00 (= 10:00 AM )
Place Breslau, Poland, 51n06, 17e00
Timezone LMT m17e00 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 01°11' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 26°00 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 25°48'



Josef Lenzel (Memorial plaque, Berlin)
photo: OTFW, Berlin, license gfdl

Biography

German Roman Catholic priest active in the resistance movement against National Socialism (Nazism), who died in the Dachau concentration camp where he had been sent as a result of his work with Polish forced labourers.

In 1911, he started his theological studies at the University in Breslau, and was ordained as a priest on 3 June 1915 in Breslau Cathedral. He became a vicar in Wołów immediately after this, and in 1916 became a vicar in Berlin-Pankow. In 1929, he became a rector, then a titulary provost of St Mary Magdalene’s parish in Berlin-Niederschönhausen. During the Second World War, he helped Polish obligatory workers in his parish; his help was viewed unkindly by local Nazi authorities. In January 1942, during his preparations for a mass for maltreated Poles, he was arrested by the Gestapo and then sent to the Dachau concentration camp. He died there on 3 July 1942 from ill-treatment and exhaustion, aged 52.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

  • Death by War or Terrorism 3 July 1942 (Dachau, age 52)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry.

Categories

  • Passions : Criminal Victim : Concentration camp (Dachau)
  • Passions : Criminal Victim : Homicide victim (Dachau)
  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Western (Roman Catholic)
  • Vocation : Law : Spy/ Counter agent (Resistant)
  • Vocation : Religion : Ecclesiastics/ western (Roman Catholic priest)